Matt Casters has been an independent business intelligence consultant for many years and has implemented numerous data warehouses and BI solutions for large companies. For the last 8 years, Matt kept himself busy with the development of an ETL tool called Kettle. This tool was open sourced in December 2005 and acquired by Pentaho early in 2006. Since then, Matt took up the position of Chief Data Integration at Pentaho. His responsibility is to continue to be lead developer for Kettle. Matt tries to help the Kettle community in any way possible; he answers questions on the forum and speaks occasionally at conferences all around the world. He has a blog at
http://www.ibridge.be and you can follow his
@mattcasters account on Twitter.
Roland Bouman has been working in the IT industry since 1998 and is currently working as a web and business intelligence developer. Over the years he has focused on open source software, in particular database technology, business intelligence, and web development frameworks. He's an active member of the MySQL and Pentaho communities, and a regular speaker at international conferences, such as the MySQL User Conference, OSCON and at Pentaho community events. Roland co-authored the MySQL 5.1. Cluster Certification Guide and Pentaho Solutions, and was a technical reviewer for a number of MySQL and Pentaho related book titles. He maintains a technical blog at
http://rpbouman.blogspot.com and tweets as
@rolandbouman on Twitter.
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